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Definitions for interesting
ˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋin·ter·est·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word interesting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interesting(adj)

    arousing or holding the attention

Wiktionary

  1. interesting(Adjective)

    Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interesting

    of Interest

  2. Interesting(adj)

    engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news

Freebase

  1. Interesting

    "Interesting" was the fifth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first broadcast on BBC2 on 7 December 1982.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. interesting

    In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of ‘annoying’, or ‘difficult’, or both. Hackers relish a challenge, and enjoy wringing all the irony possible out of the ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. Oppose trivial, uninteresting.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1182

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #592

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Adjectives Frequency: #126

How to pronounce interesting?

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How to say interesting in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of interesting in a Sentence

  1. Mike Reilly:

    I don’t think of plastic surgery as deceptive, but the idea of altering your appearance then seeming more trustworthy is interesting, when your eyes are more open, [you appear] more trustworthy— your parents, like mine, probably told you if you’re making eye contact, you’re not lying.

  2. Paula Cook:

    We had a very interesting couple that came from Texas that were on an eleven-hour layover and they said ‘Oh, we're just here to go zip lining and we're going to get married while we’re here,’ so that was kind of cool.

  3. El Feki:

    What (the report is) pointing to is something really interesting which is this gap between public and private life. The public in some cases is further ahead and the private is lagging behind.

  4. Zoe Lofgren:

    It's such a sea change from the DOMA bill, and I think the divisiveness between House Democrats is very low, the press, sometimes because it's boring to say people agree, believes the interesting story is disagreement. But the Democratic caucus is very cohesive.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I like the interesting tiny button on Google Homepage: 'I'm Feeling Lucky'. In my view as a rational scientist, 'Feeling Lucky' can be very important, because good things often happen when 'Luck' or 'Serendipity' meets 'Prepared mind'. We know that many great inventions and wonderful creations were born with such magical meeting of Serendipity and a prepared mind of the person feeling lucky at that precise moment. So feel lucky with a prepared mind, and good things will follow.

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